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This session is an introduction to strategies that can be used to alleviate the experience of anxiety in young people with autism. Young people with autism experience anxiety in many situations, with some experiencing significant anxiety difficulties. While many reasons are shared with typically developing young people, there are some key factors relating to autism that mean stress and anxiety are more likely. Everyone shows their anxiety in individual ways so the most reliable observations that a young person is anxious are going to be made by the people who know him or her best. This shows the importance of working closely not only within a school staff team, but also with the families of young people with autism.

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UNISON, Belfast
UNISON Regional Office 4th Floor, Galway House, 165 York Street
Belfast
Antrim
BT15 1AL
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Edel Quinn

Edel Quinn

Edel Quinn is an Autism Trainer/Advisor in Middletown Centre for Autism. Before taking up this post, Edel worked in the National Health Service Northern Ireland (NHS), developing and delivering home programmes for children and young people with autism, and their families. Edel holds a Psychology degree and an MSc in Autism from Queen’s University, Belfast and a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Edel's main specialisms are in early intervention and delivering training in the implementation of visual strategies and positive behaviour. Edel is a certified TEACCH Trainer with Division TEACCH North Carolina. Edel has developed and delivered anxiety trainings and anxiety research projects to parents and professionals across Ireland. She has delivered at Autism and Mental Health Conference, NAS and the Autism Congress. Edel is an associate lecturer on the Post Graduate Autism Certificate with Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Edel is working towards accreditation with BACP as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.
Paula Hasson

Paula Hasson

Paula Hasson is a teacher and part-time Autism Trainer with the Middletown Centre for Autism. Paula has worked for 25 years as the SENCO in several mainstream Post Primary schools. She has experience of working with parents, teaching and non-teaching staff and professionals to meet the needs of students with autism of all abilities from 11-18 years. Most recently, she worked as Vice-Principal for curriculum. She holds a Post Graduate Diplomas in Special Education and an MSc in Autism.

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UNISON, Belfast , Belfast , Antrim

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